Reid forces intimidating unions
"Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try." "If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do, and he must begin immediately," Reid concluded.Protests erupted across the country on Thursday night.
The state hired Travis Calderwood to deal with right-to-work issues as an administrative law specialist in the state Bureau of Employment Relations.Following the 2008 presidential election, Lincoln went on record saying that the EFCA wasn't necessary. She also told reporters that she had "no commitment" to the bill at this time.Last week Lincoln again voiced her disapproval, calling the act "divisive and distracting," and arguing that the Senate should focus on creating jobs and improving the U. Her colleague, Pryor, has also gone on record saying that he believes the current bill is flawed and would consider amendments to make it better.The five-term senator said he felt that "their fear is entirely rational" and implored the news media to not produce "fluff pieces." "Every news piece that breathlessly obsesses over inauguration preparations compounds their fear by normalizing a man who has threatened to tear families apart, who has bragged about sexually assaulting women, and who has directed crowds of thousands to intimidate reporters and assault African-Americans," Reid said."Their fear is legitimate, and we must refuse to let it fall through the cracks between the fluff pieces," he added.Calderwood and Andrew Nickelhoff, general counsel for the Michigan AFL-CIO, both weighed in on this issue.
Nickelhoff said unions are allowed to publicize the names of individuals who decide to not pay dues.
Reid pointed to the fear some minorities have expressed at the election of Trump.
"I've felt their tears, and I've felt their fear," he said.
For this legislative session Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that the Senate may be able to consider the bill before the August recess.
Democrats now have 58 votes in the Senate, and will have 59 should Al Franken win the disputed election in Minnesota.
But several senators who supported the act in 2007 are now wavering, threatening to drop that 59 number even lower. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) are among those potential critical swing votes, although all of these senators supported the act the first time it came through the Senate.